Latest News
HomeRegional NewsMore than half of Americans have changed or canceled travel plans because of Delta variant
Survey

More than half of Americans have changed or canceled travel plans because of Delta variant

Flyers are divided over masks – 24% would be “much less likely” to fly if airlines stopped requiring masks, while 21% would be “much more likely” to fly if masks were nixed.

FinanceBuzz surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults to find out how the surge in COVID-19 cases is affecting their travel plans heading into fall 2021. They about traveling during the COVID-19 surge, including how the Delta variant has affected their travel plans and what they think of NYC's vaccine mandate.

Key findings

  • More than half (55%) of Americans have canceled or changed travel plans due to the Delta variant.
  • Almost half (47%) of potential travelers would be more likely to fly domestically if airlines began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for passengers.
  • Flyers are divided over masks — 24% would be "much less likely" to fly if airlines stopped requiring masks, while 21% would be "much more likely" to fly if masks were nixed.
  • Nearly 60% of people consider a potential travel destination’s COVID-19 transmission rate when deciding where to vacation, and 68% consider the masking rules in potential vacation destinations.
  • 43% said they're more likely to visit New York City because of the city's new vaccine requirement to dine in at restaurants, while 28% said they're now less likely to visit the Big Apple.
Tatiana Rokou

Tatiana is the news coordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes monitoring the hundreds of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skimming the most important according to our strategy.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.

15/07/2024
12/07/2024
11/07/2024
10/07/2024
09/07/2024
08/07/2024